Next Generation: Predicting the 5 future faces of the NBA 

San Antonio Spurs v Minnesota Timberwolves
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2. Anthony Edwards, Guard, Minnesota Timberwolves

The "Beta" who became the "Alpha" is the Minnesota Timberwolve's electrifying, magnetic, and charistmatic 22-year-old superstar guard Anthony Edwards!

Why is "Ant-Man" a favorite to become the "Face Of The NBA"? Well... Just look at some of these jaw-dropping plays that'll leave you wondering if he's from planet earth with nuclear rocket level athleticism.

Have mercy on John Collins and Aaron Nesmith's souls after Edwards baptized Collins in church with that merciless soulless dunk and evaporated Nesmith's confidence to ever attack him like that again with a game-winning block.

Edwards has continually improved as a passer, defender, and more efficient scorer. Edwards is having the best year of his young career as he has seamlessly taken that major leap into superstardom.
The young alpha is averaging career highs in points (26.4), assists (5.2), field goal percentage (46), and 37% from three.

Edwards is also having career-highs in advanced metrics, contributing +6.6 wins to the Timberwolves and a usage rate of 32.5%. With his audacious aerial exploits, personality, and fanfare, Edwards is a fan favorite who can do it on both ends of the floor and will be exciting to watch over the next decade-plus.